HTC Holiday

HTC Velocity 4G LTE heads to Telstra

Down under in Australia HTC is set to unleash their newest and fastest 4G LTE equipped smartphone to Telstra. We know it here in the states as the HTC Vivid and previous leaks (even down under) had it titled the HTC Holiday. This 4.5" screen packing LTE smartphone is headed to Telstra and according to HTC is "coming soon".

AT&T 4G LTE speedtest results: HTC Vivid and Galaxy S II Skyrocket

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the new HTC Vivid are AT&T's first 4G LTE smartphones, not to be confused with HSPA+ "4G" devices they've launched in the past. AT&T's 4G LTE just went live back in September and so far they only have 5 markets currently with 4G LTE although 4 more are coming this weekend. We decided to give their relatively small 4G LTE footprint a run for its money and see how she performed. Details and speedtest results are available after the break.

Samsung Skyrocket and HTC Vivid are AT&T’s first LTE smartphones

AT&T's true 4G rollout, using LTE technology, is still in its infancy. But it gets an important boost today with the announcement of the very first smartphones to take advantage of the speedy new infrastructure: the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid. Both Android Gingerbread phones will arrive online and at retail locations on November 6th. The Skyrocket is a slightly rebranded version of the Galaxy S II LTE, already introduced by Samsung. It'll feature a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display running at 800 x 480, and an unspecified 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (probably the same TI OMAP found in similar models). An 8 megapixel rear and two megapixel front camera round out the package, with a roomy 16GB of on-board storage. A launch price of $249.99 ($50 more than the current AT&T Galaxy S II) will make a purchase choice largely contingent upon LTE availability in your area. The HTC Vivid also has a 4.5-incxh display, but it bumps the resolution up to qHD 960 x 540. A 1.2 GHz dual-core processor compliments an 8 megapixel 1080p rear shooter - no front-facing camera is mentioned in the press release, but you can see it in the press photo. The same 16GB of internal memory adorns the inside. The Vivid will retail fro $199, and like the Skyrocket, it requires a two-year contract.The Vivid appears to be the final name for the HTC Holiday, and is almost certainly the second device that HTC alluded to in its earnings report, the first being the HTC Rezound. November 6th will also see AT&T rollout LTE services to Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Georgia, which join Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio as the only markets currently supported. The company is planning to release more LTE smartphones in more markets next year. [gallery]

AT&T’s 4G LTE plan: what you need to know

Despite its claims to "4G" prowess, AT&T's Long Term Evolution network only covers five cities in the United States so far, and no AT&T phones operate with LTE radios. PC Mag got a rare response to their inquiries on the full nationwide rollout, and there's some juicy information for AT&T Android users in the pipe. The first AT&T LTE phone will be released this year, though the carrier didn't say from which manufacturer or which operating system it would use.

HTC Holiday to be called the HTC Raider

New details about the recently seen HTC Holiday smartphone are now appearing. The phone first leaked showing some impressive specs and now we are getting more news. This time around we are hearing that it will be called the HTC Raider come launch time.

HTC Holiday Leaks Confirm 4.5″ qHD Display, 4G LTE, and 1.2 Ghz Dual-core

We now have even more photos of the HTC Holiday. This beast of a smartphone will be one of a few awesome choices this "Holiday" season headed for AT&T. We first saw the HTC Holiday leak a few weeks ago with a cracked screen and some pretty revealing details but today we have even more good stuff to show you. The photos confirm the 4.5" qHD display (same as first leaks) but also the 4G LTE radio under the hood.